Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 14:35 Fergusson Coal Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 41.20s
  • Off time: 14:35:40
14:35 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Willow's Saviour 11/8
2nd Discovery Bay 8/1
3rd Population 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 192112- Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Runswick Royal (IRE) 218
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-12 Mrs A Hamilton K Renwick 145 14/115.00
2 4/04-197 Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Australia Day (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 P R Webber L Treadwell 137 12/113.00
3 10P-310 Royal blue and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Solaras Exhibition (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-11 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 130 28/129.00
4 984/861- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Nine Stories (IRE) 364
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-8 p C Grant Henry Brooke 127 28/129.00
5 0112-2 Dark green, yellow chevron and armlets, dark green cap, white star Discovery Bay 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-8 B Ellison Aidan Coleman 127 8/19.00
6 211 White, Purple sash, White sleeves, Yellow armlets and cap Saint Thomas (IRE) 38
Nag me
6 10-6 J Mackie B Hughes 125 10/111.00
7 116/P23- Black, black and maroon striped cap Population 276
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-3 p1 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan (ex1) 122 5/23.50
8 2052P-1 Purple, mauve sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, mauve star Willow's Saviour 6 (ex6)
Nag me
6 10-2 D Skelton Harry Skelton 115 11/82.38
9 8-32112 Light Blue, White triple diamond, White and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap Smart Ruler (IRE) 60
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-0 James Moffatt D C Costello 117 16/117.00
11 2809/13 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-0 J S Goldie G Bartley 106 66/167.00
Non runners
108812P-6Easy Reach (IRE)510-0Mrs G CallaghanC O'Farrell114

Verdict

Willow's Saviour was impressive when landing a bit of a gamble at Ascot last Saturday but that was over an extra half-mile and he now has to carry a penalty in a much stronger heat. Course winner Nine Stories and Population could both figure at the weights if fully wound-up but Smart Ruler, Easy Reach and Dhaular Dhar are all racing from out of the handicap while Discovery Bay doesn't look particularly well treated and showed little on the Flat last month. SAINT THOMAS steps out of novice company for the first time but looks a progressive sort and the good ground is in his favour. He gets the nod ahead of the trail-blazing Australia Day and Solaras Exhibition with Runswick Royal carrying a lot of weight for a four-year-old.